Learn27 is not for kids. It still counts as education technology, only for employees working in businesses that already spend too much on that exact thing.
Learn 27 is an e-learning startup that allows any organization to create a virtual learning center and offer relevant courses. A business can set up a professional account and create a kind of tech academy that benefits from collaborative learning. You can get feedback from other employees and partners and upload instructional videos and text information.
Like several learning platforms these days, Learn27 gamifies their curriculum, including badges and points to keep folks motivated. (For more on the idea of badging, read one of our earlier articles.)
Learn27 is currently in beta, and it’s the newest product from Social27, an events management service that launched in 2007 for Redmond, WA. As one of their local neighbors, Social27 counts Microsoft as one of their high-profile customers, and the company has pulled in $750,000 in funding since its launch.
I really liked a quote from Bally Singh, one of the company’s founders: “Learning online is usually in isolation, sitting at desk, with a talking head in front of you. But human beings have been learning in a collaborative fashion for centuries. We are taking e-learning from isolation to collaboration.”
Singh’s platform is a direct competitor to traditional HR learning platforms that many companies use. But by bringing an element of social media into the equation, Learn27 hopes to cash in on the high-tech trend and really get customers on board. Head over to the company’s website to learn about this learning platform. And hey, if Microsoft considers it a winner, shouldn’t your company too?